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Mountain Marvel

Matthew 17.1-8
Apr 8th 2018

On the heels of informing His men of His coming crucifixion and their need to follow Him there, the Messiah takes up the mission of encouraging His men. They've no reason to fear or doubt, and God the Father will cameo the scene to assure them.

You can't blame the...read >>

courage, death, Elijah, eternal life, glory, hope, Law, Moses, Prophets, transfiguration, Word
eternal life, glory, Matthew

Sola Scriptura

2 Timothy 3.16-17
Nov 5th 2017

"Gosh, I wish God would just speak to me, that He'd give me some direction here."

Today we consider the second of the five solas, the heart cries of the reformation: Scripture alone, or sola Scriptura.

Do you know God's Word? Do you know God? Can you know God...read >>

Bible, English, German, Luther, Protestant, Reformation, Roman Catholicism, Scripture, translation, Tyndale, Word
Bible, Reformation, Sola Scriptura

Soils Explained

Matthew 13.18-23
Aug 13th 2017

Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?

Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>

disciple, evil, faithful, follow, fruit, heart, Jesus, root, satan, soil, wealth, wilt, word, worry
fruit, Matthew, soil

O Be Careful Little Heart What You Say

Matthew 12.33-37
Jun 25th 2017

Have you ever said something you instantly regretted? Of course you have. Who hasn't? Have you ever responded by thinking, or maybe even saying out loud, "I can't believe I said that?" Of course you have. Who hasn't?

But, is it really so hard to believe?

We have...read >>

condemnation, eternal life, evil, good, Gospel, heaven, hope, judgement, mouth, word
Jesus, judgement, Matthew

Celebration of Hope In Jesus

Acts 8.26-39
May 28th 2017

In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus birth....read >>

baptism, Ethiopian, eunuch, evangelism, exposition, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Philip, Scripture, Truth, Word
Acts, baptism, discipleship

12 Sent, All Commanded

Matthew 10.5a
Jan 1st 2017

Do you trust Jesus? Would others be able to attest as much, based on the way you live, talk & walk?

God-glorifying obedience is what our Master is after. But that won't happen if we doubt that our Father truly knows best.

Many commentators find the next section of...read >>

commission, deceit, disciple, doubt, follow, journey, lie, missionary, truth, Word
discipleship, follow, Matthew

Am I really On the Rock?

Matthew 7.24-27
Jul 31st 2016

As Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount, He clearly means for us to do some ever-necessary self-examination. Love came for our very best, that we might hear "Well done, good & faithful. Enter into the Joy of your Master." Therefore, Love warns us to consider our...read >>

abide, beatitudes, false belief, hope, patience, perseverance, rock, sand, true belief, Truth, Word
Matthew, Rock, Sermon On The Mount

As They Gather Daily

Exodus 16.13-21, Hebrews 3.12-15
Jul 19th 2015

Today we take a break from the Beatitudes in Matthew's account of the Gospel to focus our attention on God's means of our Happiness in Jesus' Blessings.

Have you ever noticed how regularly we need to be reminded of what we already believe? Well, the material in...read >>

daily, discipleship, edification, fellowship, honesty, hope, restore, Scripture, small groups, sustain, truth, Word
faith, Restore, Sustain

The Son Wields the Sword

Matthew 4.1-11
May 10th 2015

Ever swung a sword? For most of us these days, probably not! But, in our passage this week, Jesus certainly does, and fully intends for us to take His Sword and swing away, too!

If you've been in the family of the Lord for any length of time, you know that we have...read >>

Bible, kingdom, prosperity gospel, satan, Scripture, sin, temptation, Truth, Word
Matthew, Scripture, temptation

God's Means of Grace

2 Peter 1.3
Feb 15th 2015

So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?" "Repent,...read >>

church, discipleship, faith, fellowship, followship, grace, growth, hope, love, power, prayer, sanctification, Word
church, grace, sanctification

The Doctrine of The Bible

2 Timothy 3.14-17
Jan 19th 2014

We spent our time together last week examining the Doctrine of God. But how do we know who is He is?

The Bible says that God has revealed Himself through what scholars call "General Revelation." This to say, certain attributes of God can be observed through what He...read >>

Bible, doctrine, faith, holy, relationship, sanctification, Scripture, Timothy, Truth, Word, writing
discipleship, Doctrine, Scripture

A Promise & An Impatient Pregnancy

Genesis 16
Jun 16th 2013

The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!

Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>

Abram, compassion, downcast, El Roi, Father's Day, fatherless, Hagar, poor, power, Sarai, the Angel of the Lord, understanding, woman at well, Word
Genesis 16, mercy, redemption

Loved In Christ, As Christ

John 17.20-23
Feb 5th 2012

Jesus prays for unity: their faithful witness of God’s glory in His Son as His love for the world.read >>

Father, glory, Jesus, Mere Christianity, peace, Son, Spurgeon, sword, Truth, unity, Word
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Sanctified & Sent

John 17.17-19
Jan 29th 2012

What He calls us to He suits us for, sustains us in, sanctifies us through.read >>

consecrate, cross, designate, evil, holy, mission, sanctification, sent, separate, service, truth, word
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Kept Faithful Through the Fight

John 17.11-16
Jan 22nd 2012

Jesus prays for the joy to keep His disciples not from danger but faithful through it.read >>

disciples, evil, faith, Father, John 17.11-16, joy, Judas, keep, name, Son, Word
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

No One Will Take Your Joy

John 16.16-24
Nov 13th 2011

The sorrow of His death is swallowed up by joy in His resurrection; therefore, pray for His praise!read >>

faith, fear, glory, hope, Joy, know, love, New Covenant, obey, promises, Word
Gospel of John, John 16

Why Hatred?

John 15.18-24
Oct 2nd 2011

Two things we learn from Jesus in this passage: 1) Why the world hates Christians, and 2) the fellowship by which they persevere.read >>

guilt, hate, hatred, persecution, perseverance, power, sin, speak, Word, world
Gospel of John, John 15

Listen, Love, and really Live!

John 14.22-24
Aug 21st 2011

God is revealed in, to, and through those who love, keep, and do His Word.read >>

Father, forgiveness, grace, Jesus, Judas, love, obedience, obey, Peter, power, Word
Gospel of John, John 14

His Commandment Is Eternal Life

John 12.47-50
May 8th 2011

Jesus said that He came to salvage the world, not to judge it; yet, His words are the standard by which all will be judged. To reject His Word (the commandment for eternal life that He received from His Father) is to reject Light, reject salvation, reject eternal...read >>

authority, eternal life, Father, Jesus, judge, Mother's Day, receive, reject, Word
Gospel of John, John 12

Long for the Word

1 Peter 1.22-2.3
May 2nd 2010

This is our second week to examine additional passages that encourage us to love God & love others.

This week we look into Peter's first epistle... join us as together we discover the secret of God's power, in God's Word.read >>

discipleship, evangelism, good, hunger, milk, taste, thirst, truth, Witness, Word
1 Peter 1, discipline, love

the Best Man, the Least Man

John 3.22-30
Dec 27th 2009

We spend the majority of our lives trying to climb the ladder of success only to find the most successful men at the bottom, on their knees, face down, humbled and low... and GREATLY REJOICING! Care to join them?

Despite popular opinion, according to John the...read >>

baptist, bride, cleansing, groom, love, marriage, purification, voice, Word
Gospel of John, John 3